It’s complicated…this weekend’s weather that is. Two separate storm systems will bring thunderstorms to the state. These thunderstorms will produce lightning, which will likely spark
A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued for Friday because of thunderstorms producing lightning strikes and erratic wind, but the storms will also produce rain.
Today will be the last day of hot, dry, hazy weather before the weather begins to shift.
Wildfire activity and smoke continue to dominate the weather discussion, and the situation could get worse.
Just a few days ago Montana was in the midst of the worst heatwave of the year, as highs reached between 100-110. The last two mornings were chilly for August standards, as lows dipped into the 20s, 30s and 40s.
The worst fire weather and possibly the worst weather of year in general is over, but the damage is done. A record breaking heat wave along with a cold front that triggered thunderstorms and wind resulted in many new fires across Montana, several that grew thousands of acres.
Incredible heat scorched Montana on Friday, breaking record highs for the day. Some cities were within a few degrees of their hottest temperature ever recorded.
Friday, August 10th has already been a record breaking day for heat in Montana. Towns like Chester, Chinook, Choteau and Cut Bank have already broken their record
Record highs will be set, but temperatures will be so hot on Friday that the hottest temperature ever recorded for some towns will be challenged. 8/6/1961
2018’s hottest temperatures will be felt throughout Big Sky Country over the next few days. Not only will some record highs be set, the all-time
High temperatures today will be hotter than yesterday, but Thursday and Friday will be the hottest days this week. A HEAT ADVISORY will be in
Not only are record highs for the date likely, but the all-time hottest temperature ever recorded for some Montana towns will be challenged later this week.
Fire weather conditions will improve somewhat along with the air quality this weekend. However, wildfire danger is still very high.
Detected by radar, a smoke plume is visible coming from the center of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, just inside the northeast corner of Powell County.
While most of the state is very smoky with RED FLAG WARNING conditions, some relief is on the way for Saturday and Sunday (temporarily).